Primera LX500 Product Review - Industrial Color Label Printer 

If you're looking for a high quality label printer for short label runs this is the printer for you.

Primera LX500
Review Summary

Product Name:

Primera LX500

Product Type:

Inkjet Label Printer


The LX500 utilizes the good in high-resolution inkjet technology to print brilliant full-color product labels on-demand.

The Primera LX500 prints in full color photo-quality pictures on highly water-resistant and scratch resistant tags. It generates professional-looking unique tags such as photo images, illustrations, graphics, text and bar codes.

About the Primera LX500

The Primera LX500 color label printer creates professional-quality labels for short-run, specialty goods. Implementing high-resolution inkjet technology to print full-colour product labels on demand, they are acceptable for industries like gourmet foods, water and wine bottles, personal care and organic products.

It's small and compact in size, weighing just 3.5 kg. The LX500c comprises an integrated guillotine label cutter within the printer so the user can efficiently dispense individual labels or cut in the end of or involving label tasks.

From initial set-up to complete functionality, the LX500 is simple to use. Labels may include full-color photographs, illustrations, graphics, text and bar codes. They may be published when and where they're needed.

Why Buy the Primera LX500 Label Printer?

Primera's LX500 Label Printer uses high-yield, tri-color ink cartridge which keeps cost per label low. The Fast print speeds and an optional built-in guillotine-style cutter allow users to quickly and easily print and reduce their short-run labels. The LX500 also accepts label stock which may be cut with the discretionary built in cutter, which makes it perfect for creating visitor, convention and meeting badges. It is also a great to use for private labeling, test marketing, pre-press proofing and retail outlets tagging.

  • Professional Printing Quality - 4800 dpi printing supplies incredibly bright and vibrant outcomes.
  • Versatile printer that's perfect for short-run product tagging.
  • Quick installation and simple to operate.

The Primera LX500 is among the greatest color dye label printers on the marketplace in terms of print quality and value because they have the cheapest printer cost. It prints on LX500 Label Rolls at a resolution of 4800 dpi. However, it's slow, and the ink costs becomes very expensive if you publish more than a few hundred labels each month.

With this compact unit, it comes down to volume and size. If you just have to publish, say, 500 labels per month, and your labels measure less than 4 inches, then this is a great little high resolution, full color label printer. However, if you are planning to produce more labels down the road, I would suggest checking out the Epson TM-C3500.

The Primera LX500 label printer provides numerous advantages including:

  • Great for short label runs like private labeing and test marketing
  • Small, compact dimensions as it doesn't take much real estate on your desk
  • Prints up to 4" wide labels
  • 4800 dpi high resolution full-color printing

Primera LX500 Ink consumption

After about 100 labels (4 x 3 inches, at mid quality) our ink cart usage is at 50%. With half of the ink gone in 3 days after purchasing tiny tri-color ink cart. After our calculations with this printer we were spending about 30 cents per label. Of course, everyone's label designs have different requirements, but we found this printer to really consume ink, A LOT.

The unit has a pass through in the back where you could load labels from a larger core roll from a stand. The first label will be a waste, as it scans for gaps and edge. It's nice, that it uses an optical sensor to check for the edges and gap, which you can fine tune in the driver.

If you have one kind of label, and rarely change, and need them fast. this is the printer for you. Otherwise, spend a few dollars more for an Afinia L501 or Epson TM-C3500

Where to Purchase the Primera LX500

LabelBasic provides color label printing solutions, including the Primera LX500, LX500 labels, and LX500 ink cartridges, printing supplies and accessories to customers across the US and Canada.


At the time of writing, LabelBasic is offering the Primera LX500 for $1225 USD plus $150 in free labels when you purchase the printer directly from A label credit will automatically be assigned to your account to use on label roll purchases. This is a great value to get started with your new Primera color label printer.


The LX500 is a exceptional label printer that is ideal for operations that require a print on demand tag or that print modest batches of tags as new products come out. If you are looking extremely durable, cheap, color tagging that is the printer for you.


The Good Stuff:
  • Small and compact design that doesn't take up space
  • Prints high quality labels - 4800 dpi full-color printing
The Bad Stuff:
  • Ink costs gets expensive when you print more than a couple hundred labels a month
  • No touch screen - settings have to be changed through the computer
Selfie of me, John McIntyre

John McIntyre, Writer

John is a American who grew up to be a nerd with a philosophy degree and too many hobbies to count. He emigrated from California to New York in 2013. While he is not writing he is busy taking care of his two kids Claire and Vicky.